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Driessen, Geert; van Langen, Annemarie – International Review of Education, 2013
A moral panic has broken out in several countries after recent studies showed that girls were outperforming boys in education. Commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Education, the present study examines the position of boys and girls in Dutch primary education and in the first phase of secondary education over the past ten to fifteen years. On the…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Primary Education, Foreign Countries, Effect Size
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Driessen, Geert – International Review of Education, 2007
Since the mid-1990s, considerable concern has been expressed about the feminization of education. The underlying assumption is that the increasing number of female teachers is leading to a lack of male role models, which may then have negative consequences for the achievement and behaviour of boys in particular. For this reason, policy is…
Descriptors: Role Models, Elementary Education, Gender Differences, Males